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TE Jacob Tamme - Atlanta Falcons

6-3, 236Born: 3-15-1985College: KentuckyDrafted: Round 4

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Week 7: vs San Diego Chargers

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. After a slow first half in Seattle, Matt Ryan put the Falcons' offense on his back and almost carried them to victory with 27/42 for 335 yards passing, three TDs and one interception thrown, with four sacks taken for -25 yards. He spread the ball around to nine different receivers, but featured Mohamed Sanu (10 targets for 5/47/1 receiving) and Julio Jones (nine for 7/139/1). Also, the Seahawks kept ignoring #2 tight end Levine Toilolo, so he saw four passes for 3/69/1 while Jacob Tamme handled just three for 2/16/0. Justin Hardy chipped in three for 3/30/0, while Devonta Freeman (five for 3/10/0) and Tevin Coleman (two for 1/7/0) took a back seat in this game. Ryan continues to be one of the hottest quarterbacks in fantasy football this year. The Chargers' pass defense isn't scary this year, currently ranking 24th in the NFL averaging 279.7 net passing yards allowed per game, with 10 passing scores balanced by seven interceptions (tied for seventh in the NFL) and 14 sacks (tied for tenth) generated so far. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), San Diego has averaged 18.6 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (12-least in the NFL); and 24.2 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (15th-most); with 2.4 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (second-least in the league). Last weekend, Trevor Siemian slung 30/50 for 220 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions at San Diego, with two sacks taken for -10 yards, while two games ago Derek Carr hit this group for 25/40 for 300 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, while taking three sacks for -17 yards. This is a good matchup for the high-flying Falcons' passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at NO 44 3 28 0 0 2.8
4 vs CAR 48 2 3 1 0 6.3
5 at DEN 45 1 1 0 0 0.1
6 at SEA 45 2 16 0 0 1.6
7 vs SD PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
7 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * * *
7 vs SD PROJ-Bloom * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 6 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

He caught a quick slant off a play fake on the second play of the game for a first down. Later in the quarter, Matt Ryan Rushed a throw while under pressure from a blitz and bounced the ball off Tamme's facemask in the red zone. The miss-timed pass led to a field goal. He later caught a short pass from deep in Atlanta's territory in the left flat for a short gain of four in the third quarter.

2016 Week 5 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Tamme was targeted on a third and goal cross and stopped inches shy of goal line. Denver's linebacker made a strong effort to push Tamme backwards on the play.

2016 Week 4 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 3 / 1 rec)

Tamme scored on a flat route for a three-yard touchdown to close out the first drive. Tamme might have earned a second score if he didn't fall down on a middle screen in the first half. The play was a wrinkle on a swing pass thrown for a score to a running back last week in the red area. If Tamme didn't fall, he had a good path to the end zone. He caught the ball but he lost a yard.

2016 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

The Falcons' tight end earned nine yards in the second series on a play-action boot. He caught another quick pass breaking to the flat, making the play on a throw intentionally placed behind him. He was targeted on the corner fade on a third and six in the end zone but the ball was overthrown. He was the only tight end active in the passing game for Atlanta this evening.

2016 Week 2 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)

Tamme was a productive part of the game plan He gained 15 yards on a 2nd and 17 pass because the Raiders blew its coverage in the middle of the field and left Tamme wide open on the seam, an easy throw and catch. Later, he earned 16 on a catch and run from a boot-action to the right flat during the third drive, getting Atlanta near midfield. He began the fourth series with a catch and run in a two tight end set, gaining off the short drop-and-throw. Ryan hit Tamme two plays later for 14 yards under the double coverage on the crossing route and the tight end scored up the seam on a 15-yard route after a 34-yard catch by teammate Austin Hooper. Tamme also earned a target at the back of the end zone against cornerback David Amerson that resulted in an interception because Ryan placed the ball on Tamme's inside shoulder. Although Austin Hooper made big plays, Tamme did little to lose his place in the pecking order.

2016 Week 1 vs TB (8 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

Tamme made a key fourth-down catch late in the third quarter on a back shoulder adjustment in the left flat but the team was down by 18 at this point. He broke a tackle on 3rd and 12 inside the 30 to get Atlanta into the red zone in the fourth quarter and get the first down on a short in-breaking route. Ryan found Tamme again in the empty set after stepping up and firing over the middle with less than two minutes left and down by 7. Tamme remains one of Ryan's most reliable two-minute drill producers and zone receivers from empty sets.


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